Training, Workshops, and Events

How Civility & Civics Build Community – Free Webinar
March 28 from 11 a.m .- 12 p.m .Mtn Time
Offered by Orton Foundation’s Community Heart and Soul Program. In today’s fractionalized, tribalized world it seems what divides us is often more apparent than what unites us. Add the cacophonous soundtrack of incivility that dominates discourse, and a toxic environment emerges that is fraying the fabric or our communities.  Register here. 
Social Media Marketing + SEO
Thursday, April 11
12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – bring your own brown bag lunch
Colorado Mountain College –  Breckenridge Campus Room 142
Brought to you by the Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and the Summit Chamber of Commerce. Presented by Leah Rybak, LMR Consulting LLC. FREE to NWCCOG and Chamber members, all others $10. Register HERE.
Angel Capital Summit 2019 | March 26-27
The Angel Capital Summit is the largest Angel Investing event in Colorado and has connected early-stage investors with high-growth entrepreneurs for over 11 years. Over two days, we bring together investors, pitching companies and thought leaders. Angel Capital Summit is focused on early stage companies who are best suited for seed round investments. We have resources for new and experienced angels alike. If you are interested in either side of the private equity table, you should be involved in this event. The application and early-bird registration windows are currently open. We would love to see you there! Offered by the Rockies Venture Club.
21st Century Energy Transition Symposium
April 1-2 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, CO
Hosted by Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory and its partners University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and National Renewable Laboratory. This event will be of interest to those in all sources of the energy industry; environmental researchers and scientists; venture capitalists and philanthropic organizations; energy-related organizations; entrepreneurs; federal, state, and local governments; regulators; utilities; and students and faculty. for more information.
CML 2019 Legislative Update (Webinar)
Monday, April 8, Noon-1 p.m. Presented by the CML advocacy team.  Stay current on the CML advocacy team’s efforts to represent and protect your interests at the statehouse. During this one-hour webinar, the team will share the latest news on issues that are important to you and provide you with the opportunity to ask questions on issues affecting municipalities. Register here
Downtown Colorado Inc. Annual Conference: “In the Game”
April 9 – 12, 2019 in Aspen
Join DCI and downtown champions from around the region as we focus on harnessing national, state, and local resources to expand our toolkit and understanding of creating vibrant downtowns. Early Bird Registration available until Monday, January 28, 2019. Register here.
Solutions for the Opiod Crisis: Free Webinar
May 2 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mtn time – Register here. 
Offered by the Orton Family Foundation. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. And rural America is harder hit by the epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what’s being done right now to reverse this devastating trend? We talk to three leaders with different vantage points who share the same goal-stop this epidemic.
The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo
May 16, 2019 in Denver – full details here
Every year, businesses are invited to participate in this day-long event, which focuses on state and local government procurement. Small businesses (sellers) exhibit throughout the day to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies (buyers). Exhibitors are able to meet with procurement professionals from those agencies to learn how to best sell their goods and services to them. In addition to the expo hall, training sessions are held in the afternoon on the topics of government procurement. There is also a keynote speaker during lunch, as well as engaging one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers.
2019 NWCCOG Regional Economic Summit
Thursday, May 2, 20019
The second annual summit will once again be held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Information and register HERE.
Women in Entrepreneurship: Growth Hacking
May 2-3 in Vail
The Northwest Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business have teamed up to offer Women in Entrepreneurship: Growth Hacking, an interactive branding workshop for women business owners, decision makers, and entrepreneurs operating from mountain markets.  The course will focus on how business owners can strengthen their message to target customers through brand clarification and growth hacking techniques.  Register with scholarship code “NWSBDC” to unlock 15% discount. Register Here!

Save the Date! 2019 Colorado Creative Industries Summit
May 16-17 in Salida, Colorado
Colorado Municipal League 97th Annual Conference
June 18-21 in Breckenridge, Colorado
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